Minimum Wage: Again, Buhari Meets State Govs In Aso Rock
It appears that President Muhammadu Buhari is making frantic efforts to sort out the issue of minimum wage once and for all.
On Friday, the President met behind closed doors with all the 36 state governors on the proposed 30,000-naira national minimum wage.
According to a News Agency of Nigeria report, some of the governors were represented by their deputies at the meeting which lasted for about 30 minutes.
Buhari had on November 19, held similar meeting with representatives of Nigerian Governors Forum at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where the same issue of national minimum wage was deliberated upon.
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Representatives of the Governors forum, who met with the president over the issue then, included governors of Zamfara, Lagos, Kaduna and Enugu, while the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige was also in attendance.
The Amal Pepple Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage, had on November 6, submitted its report to President Buhari where it recommended 30,000-naira as the new national minimum wage.
While receiving the report, the president had expressed his commitment to ensuring the implementation of a new national minimum wage and pledged to transmit an Executive Bill (on National Minimum Wage) to the National Assembly for its passage within the shortest possible time.
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